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‘Safe and Sound’ wins a Grammy for Best Song written for Visual Media

Congratulations to Taylor Swift, T.Bone Burnett & the Civil Wars! Their collaboration on Safe and Sound from the Hunger Games soundtrack won a Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media Award

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

 

From Reuters :

Country-pop singer Taylor Swift won a Grammy for her collaboration with T-Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars on the song “Safe and Sound” from “The Hunger Games” movie soundtrack.

“I really want to thank Suzanne Collins for writing ‘The Hunger Games’ and to Jennifer Lawrence for portraying a character that was so fun to write a perspective from,” Swift said in her acceptance speech.

 

Photos Via :  Just Jared 

Music producer T.Bone Burnett says Taylor Swift was the “right musical voice for Katniss”

January 19, 2013 | 1 Comment;
Posted by in T.Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift

Hunger Games music producer T.Bone Burnett recently talked with E! Online about Taylor Swift, working with her on the Hunger Games soundtrack and Taylor being the “right musical voice for Katniss”.

 

From E! Online :

“She’s a great girl,” says T-Bone Burnett, the legendary producer who collaborated with Tay-Tay on her Hunger Games song “Eyes Open.” “She’s also got some kind of insight insider something. She said something that I thought was interesting. She said that whoever is writing the new songs is raising the next generation.”

Burnett was very impressed.

I thought it was interesting that she would take on that kind of responsibility,” Burnett said. “Not that it was her responsibility but she wasn’t going to shake that responsibility. We need more artists like that.”

No surprise, but Burnett would love to work with Swift again. “I hope so,” he said. “I pray so.”

Swift was their first choice for the Hunger Games tune. “It was just the easiest thing in the world,” Burnett said. “She seemed like the right voice for the musical voice for Katniss. So she’s the first person we contacted really and then we didn’t know what we were going to do. It was more, ‘Do you want to do something? Let’s do something.”

Photos & video : Taylor Swift talks ‘Safe and Sound’ at the Golden Globes

January 13, 2013 | No Comments »
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Taylor Swift looked lovely at the Golden Globes tonight. Check out these photos and a video of her talking about Safe and Sound with E!

 

Sources : Just Jared and E! Online / Photos: Getty

Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, and Toby Jones react to their Golden Globe nominations

December 14, 2012 | 1 Comment;
Posted by in Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Toby Jones

We have yet to hear from fellow nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman, but in the meantime, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones and Taylor Swift are all celebrating their Golden Globe Award nominations! From E! Online:

Toby JonesThe Girl: “Alfred Hitchcock is a hero of mine and it was a daunting prospect to play him in our film. I’m honoured, flattered and proud that The Girl has been recognised by the HFPA. Whooppeee!”

Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook: “Wow. I’m so lucky, because the Hollywood Foreign Press have been so supportive of the work I’ve done thus far, now honoring with me with a second Golden Globe nomination. Silver Linings Playbook is such a beautiful film, and David O. Russell wrote and directed an incredible screenplay featuring characters that skew off center, have extreme ups and downs, and are so nuanced. I am grateful to be part of it, and for the opportunity to do this role. And now, to be in a category of other talents—Meryl StreepJudi DenchMaggie Smith and Emily Blunt—who have also portrayed independently minded and driven female characters….that’s very cool. “

Taylor Swift“Safe and Sound,” The Hunger Games“What an amazing and unexpected present! I’m blown away by my first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and so honored to be nominated with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars. Writing music for The Hunger Games was a labor of love—I was a fan of the stories and the characters, and we all wanted the music to have an authenticity that matched the tone of the movie and the emotions expressed in the book. This is a huge honor, and I’m really excited and so flattered. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!”

Hunger Games cast and song earn 2013 Golden Globe nominations

Congratulations to our Hunger Games cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toby Jones  and Woody Harrelson on their Golden Globe nominations.

Additional congratulations also go out to Taylor Swift  & T. Bone Burnett who’s song Safe and Sound from the Hunger Games soundtrack also earned a nomination.

 

Here’s the list of nominations via ProNetworks Independent Film Analysis :

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

FOR YOU, ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
NOT RUNNING ANYMORE, STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
SAFE & SOUND, THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
SKYFALL, SKYFALL
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
SUDDENLY, LES MISERABLES
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

EMILY BLUNT, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
JUDI DENC THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
MAGGIE SMITH, QUARTET
MERYL STREEP, HOPE SPRINGS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

ALAN ARKIN, ARGO
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, DJANGO UNCHAINED
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, THE MASTER
TOMMY LEE JONES, LINCOLN
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, DJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

KEVIN COSTNER, HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, SHERLOCK (MASTERPIECE)
WOODY HARRELSON, GAME CHANGE
TOBY JONES, THE GIRL
CLIVE OWEN, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

 

See the entire list of nominees HERE 

Watch the lyric music video for ‘Eyes Open’ by Taylor Swift

May 17, 2012 | No Comments »
Posted by in Soundtrack, Taylor Swift

Eyes Open by Taylor Swift on the Hunger Games companion album is a favorite among fans.  Check out the new video for Eyes Open. It doesn’t have much in the way of Hunger Games references, but I spotted a couple things that could be a nod to fans. Let us know what you think by sounding off in the comments!

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Source : Thanks DWTC 

‘Safe and Sound’ nominated for CMT music award for Top Honor Video of the Year

April 25, 2012 | No Comments »
Posted by in Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars

Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift in collaboration with the Civil Wars has been nominated for a CMT music award  for the category  Top Honor Video of the Year!!

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According to Access Hollywood :

NASHVILLE, TENN. – CaptionWith Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music’s new favorite color is blonde.

Underwood’s “Good Girl” and her “Remind Me” collaboration with Brad Paisley, Lambert’s “Over You” and Swift’s collaboration with The Civil Wars on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack entry “Safe&Sound” are among the 10 nominees for top honor video of the year. Underwood also is up for female video, CMT performance and collaborative video of the year.

Read more HERE 

Source : Access Hollywood via HungerGamesMoviesNet

Taylor Swift talks acting and what actors she looks up to (Jennifer Lawrence!)

April 9, 2012 | No Comments »
Posted by in Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift recently spoke with Inquirer Entertainment about her hop into acting, and what actors she looks up to in the industry.

What kind of movies would you like to do?

I’ve been reading scripts for about five years— just kind of under the radar, asking my agents to please send me everything that might be good. In my free time I just read and read. When I look at acting careers that I really admire, I see that it’s been a precise decision-making process for these people. They make decisions based on what they love and they do only the things that they are passionate about. They play only characters that they can’t stop thinking about.

If I got a script that I thought was OK and a character that I kind of liked and could pull off but wasn’t obsessed with, that would be unfair to someone else who might be obsessed with that character. So if I do a movie, you will know I cannot think of anything other than that character. I’m such a fan of great writing and great storytelling. I’m looking for great, powerful writing behind whatever cast is surrounding it, whatever director is steering it—that would all be peripheral to the fact that the story is brilliant and has to be told.

Who among today’s actors do you look up to?

Jennifer Lawrence is my favorite, and Emma Stone is one of my best friends. We’ve been best friends since we were 17.

Daniel Day-Lewis is so impressive, but I also love how, when Will Smith does something, everyone stands at attention. He’s made such brilliant decisions. He’s so charismatic.

Via THG Movie Fansite

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